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Table 5 Effect of chronic exposure of different concentrations of BPS (0.5 μg/L, 5 μg/L, and 50 μg/L) on planimetry of testis in rats

From: Chronic exposure of bisphenol S (BPS) affect hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular activities in adult male rats: possible in estrogenic mode of action

Groups   Parameters
Area of seminiferous tubules (%) Area of interstitium
(%)
Seminiferous tubule diameter (μm) Epithelial height
(μm)
Spermatogonia
(n)
Spermatocytes
(n)
Spermatids
(n)
Control 84.67 ± 1.62 15.33 ± 1.67 179.96 ± 1.35 73.11 ± 1.55 63.40 ± 1.12 75.48 ± 1.30 258.52 ± 1.92
0.5 μg/L 84.55 ± 1.03 15.45 ± 1.03 179.88 ± 1.65 73.62 ± 1.72 61.80 ± 0.92 75.20 ± 1.35 258.24 ± 2.68
5 μg/L 83.01 ± 1.22 16.99 ± 1.22 176.73 ± 2.05 68.06 ± 0.97* 61.26 ± 1.51 70.08 ± 1.14** 251.36 ± 1.54*
50 μg/L 80.34 ± 0.73* 19.66 ± 0.73* 173.25 ± 2.33* 68.11 ± 0.85* 59.44 ± 1.22 68.32 ± 1.07*** 246.32 ± 1.87***
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SEM (n = 8)
  2. *, **, *** indicate significance at P < 0.05, P < 0.01, and P < 0.001 vs control